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UNFORGETTABLE, INSPIRATIONAL, INFORMATIVE For the past ten years EAS has been taking students of all ages from 8 to 80 to Venice, Florence and Rome to experience at first hand the splendour of Italian art and architecture. The 4 -5 day trips are uniquely designed to give participants not just an ... >>

UNFORGETTABLE, INSPIRATIONAL, INFORMATIVE

For the past ten years EAS has been taking students of all ages from 8 to 80 to Venice, Florence and Rome to experience at first hand the splendour of Italian art and architecture. The 4 -5 day trips are uniquely designed to give participants not just an in depth appreciation of each individual masterpiece but also an understanding of its wider significance in the history of art.

Our itineraries are carefully constructed to include the most important monuments in each city whilst our exclusive contacts provide access to lesser known private collections. Crucially students are taught directly in front of the relevant works of art and architecture and are encouraged to participate in the often lively discussions that ensue.

EAS courses are open to all ages and all levels of interest and are equally suitable for families, couples and individuals. Our goal is to provide a truly memorable and authentic experience. With this in mind we often arrange accommodation and events in private houses, villas and palazzi not generally open to the public.

About Ann Buchanan

Ann Buchanan has taught Art and Art History for 25 years at every level from primary to university. She is a firm believer in the value of interactive teaching and her infectious enthusiasm and passion for Italian culture mean that EAS trips abroad are always voyages of discovery.

Practical Art Teaching

The ability to draw or paint the monuments encountered on the trip often leaves a lasting impression. Ann's husband, the water colourist Hugh Buchanan, gives drawing and painting tuition to adults and older teenagers on the tour whilst Sarah Kettlewell is in charge of the younger children's art courses. Please check individual courses for availabitlity of practical art teaching - not all courses offer this.

For more information on the prices, dates and availability of this year's EAS Tours Abroad please browse the individual courses.

Summer and Autumn 2019 Programme
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Half Term Venice Tour for Families
24th-28th October 2019
Course Director & Art and Architecture Lecturer: Ann Buchanan MFA Edinburgh
Art Tutor: Grace Warde-Aldam BFA Oxford
 Edinburgh Art Studies is very pleased to welcome Grace Warde-Aldam to teach practical art on the Half Term Venice Tour. Only a few years ago  Grace attended  a previous EAS Half term course  in Venice as a GCSE student and now, as a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art, she will ... >>

 Edinburgh Art Studies is very pleased to welcome Grace Warde-Aldam to teach practical art on the Half Term Venice Tour. Only a few years ago  Grace attended  a previous EAS Half term course  in Venice as a GCSE student and now, as a graduate of the Ruskin School of Art, she will guide the practical artists in this  inspriational city.

Ann Buchanan will guide you around  the palaces, churches and paintings in unique collections, ranging from the light filled altar pieces of Giovanni Bellini and Vittorio Carpaccio to the abstract expressionist canvasses of Jackson Pollock in the Peggy Guggenheim collection.

 

 

Timetable

 24th October

15.10 depart Edinburgh with easy jet flight 18.55 arrive Venice Marco Polo airport

Airport taxi to Pensione Seguso check in.  Dinner nearby on the Zattere 

   

 25th October

Visit the Accademia Gallery nearby and after a long coffee and a short walk visit the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

   
After Lunch travel up the Grand Canal to the Rialto Bridge, visit the Frari Church and the Scuola di San Rocco    

 26th October

Visit St Marks and the Doge's Palace,after a long coffee and a short walk  visit San Zaccaria Church and Scuola di San Giorgio

   

27th October

Private boat tour of the islands and the lagoon leaving from the Riva Degli Schaivoni 

   

28th October

10.00 Check out of Pensione Seguso airport taxi to Marco Polo Airport 

Depart 12.40 from Marco polo airport with easy jet flight to Edinburgh

14.35 Arrive Edinburgh airport

   

 

Accomodation

We will stay in the delightfully old fashioned, family freindly Pensione Seguso on the Dorsoduro, overlooking the Guidecca canal.WE are conveniently next door to the main Art collections and with views across the Guidecca Canal to Palladio's churches of the San Giorgio Maggiore and Il Redentore.

Cost
£1750 for Half term course with Flights and Bed and breakfast accommodation in a double/twin room for 4 nights
£1250 for Half term course and Bed and breakfast accommodation in a double/twin room for 3 nights
£500 single supplement
£250 discount for 3rd family member sharing a triple room
£500 deposit
Booking
To book a place on this course please print and return our booking form with payment.
Enquiries
If you would like any further information on this course please email us.
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Castles and Collections in Turin
18th-22nd October 2019
Course Director & Lecturer: Ann Buchanan MA Fine Art
 In 1826 William Hazlitt wrote: "Turin was the first and only moment of intoxication I have found in Italy,it is a city of palaces." Despite featuring in the film 'The Italian Job', Turin has been unaccountably overlooked,and is Italy's best kept secret..we will lunch ... >>

 In 1826 William Hazlitt wrote: "Turin was the first and only moment of intoxication I have found in Italy,it is a city of palaces."

Despite featuring in the film 'The Italian Job', Turin has been unaccountably overlooked,and is Italy's best kept secret..we will lunch and dine  in many museums and private houses, palaces  and castles.
As Hazlitt and numerous other Grand Tourists noticed, Turin is spectacular:  Its palaces, such as the stunningly restored Stupinigi Palace,among  many others, and the Savoy art collections are spectacular and so unknown! Turin's  collections  range from the second best Egyptian museum in the world (after Cairo) to the royal Savoy art collection and the Agnelli Pinacoteca, collected by the equivalent of the Medicis in 20th century Turin.

We will stay in the historic city centre in the 4* Hotel Victoria and luckily coincide with the truffle season

Timetable
 18th October Fly with easy jet from Edinburgh to Milan Malpensa        

Transfer to Hotel Victoria in Turin

       

 19th October Castle Focus Day

Castello di Racconigi, Castello Venaria Reale and the stupendous Palazzo Stupinigi 

       
20th October Turin Chiese and Palazzi in Turin        
La Superga, Santa Christina and Chiesa St Fillippo Neri by Juvarra        
Palazzo Carignano by Guarini        
Chiesa del Carmine by Juvarra        
 21st October         
Egyptian Museum..After Cairo this is the best ...forget the British Museum        
Pinacoteca Giovanni and Marella Agnelli: an extraordinay collection of 20th century art collected by the Agnelli family.        
22nd October         
Sanctuary of Valinotto near Carignano by Guarini, a secret church with an extraordinary dome,rarely included in any itinerary        
Transfer to Milan Malpensa and depart with easy jet for  Edinburgh        

 

Accomodation

 We will stay in the 4 star Hotel Victoria is in the center of the historic quarter.

Travel

 We fly with easy jet to Milan directly from Edinburgh

Cost
£1250 for flights,transfers, transport and 4 nights' accommodation
£1050 for transfers and 4 nights' accommodation
single supplement £450
£500
Booking
To book a place on this course please print and return our booking form with payment.
Enquiries
If you would like any further information on this course please email us.